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Tropical Taco

5-5088 Kuhio Hwy #A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
+1 808-827-8226
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“tacos” (128 reviews)
“beans” (37 reviews)
“fried fish” (9 reviews)
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5-5088 Kuhio Hwy #A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant that has a very limited menu. Staff were friendly enough and food came quite quickly. Fish tacos were okay but fish serving was small and taste was bland. Serving size was quite small and not good value for just under...More

Thank welshman1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific little taco shop on the main drag in Hanalei. Was looking for simple, fresh fish tacos on our way back to Poipu - and this place did not disappoint. Really enjoyed Baja tacos with grilled ono (and free guacamole on the side!). Nice low-key...More

Thank brocdog
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

everything is great at tropical taco. stop by liquor store next door to get beers and bring in to the restaurant. otherwise they have drinks.

Thank hawaiitalula
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and had fabulous baja fish and tacos. Go for the fried fish. Mala is wonderful and made us feel very welcome. Thank You!!

Thank SBLongmore
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The fish tacos are excellent. They don't serve alcohol but you can bring your own or go next door to liquor store and get a beer. They even put it in a paper bag. Tried and true.

Thank desro35
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We stopped in for late dinner after a catamaran cruise. Not sure what to expect as there were no other diners there. Kids seemed kinda young for running the place but they did a fine job taking our order and making our meals. We got...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 22 August 2017

EASY - Fresh & HUGE portions - GREAT GREAT FOOD - eat in or take out - Breakfast Lunch or Dinner! Hands down ThE BEST!!

Thank Ruth R
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Our group ordered burritos and tacos. We all felt that the food was just okay. Seating inside and outside were easy to find. There was plenty to eat and meals were served within 10-15 minutes but overall we felt the food was bland. Meals were...More

Thank 4NY2VA
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I had a fish taco and the fish was very fresh, but I have a certain expectation when it comes to Mexican food and this place was a little disappointing. The service was good and the food was ready quickly.

Thank sriley1941
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Best place we ate at all week on Kauai, great price for a large fresh fish taco. We came here 3 times!!! If you are looking for great fish taco places on the island I would highly recommend!!

Thank alexsept07
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5088 Kuhio Hwy #A, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-827-8226
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